Ah, Summer! Time to break out the bare legs and bikini bottoms — and to start worrying about battling ingrown hairs. Waxing and shaving frequently can easily lead to razor burn and painful bumps that get infected if left untreated. Fortunately, there are some great solutions to the problem, whether you're looking to pamper yourself or you're shopping on a budget. Here are three ingrown-hair treatments to try.
From one of our favorite spa brands, these Ingrown Hair Eliminating Peeling Pads by Bliss ($35) are easy-to-use wipes presoaked in a hydroxy-acid solution, which helps battle bumps and soothe redness.
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If you think shaving your legs every other day is tough on your skin, imagine taking a razor to your face every morning. That's why I trust products for guys, like this Ingrown Hair Treatment by Anthony Logistics ($25). This moisturizing gel cleans away dead skin cells to fend off the bacteria that can lead to infection.
Looking for a more budget buy? Pick up a tube of good old hydrocortisone cream, like Cortaid Maximum Strength 1.0% Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Cream ($6.79). This first-aid staple is great for treating razor burn and calming irritated hair follicles.